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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 2:42 pm 
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Currenty running a 42cm carbon bar and need to drop to a 40cm. The bars I am looking at are a claimed weight of 177grams. Much lighter than what i am runiing, but was curious as to the average weight of a true ww bar.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 3:37 pm 
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Depends on how much you're willing to spend. I'm running a pair of Zipp bars in a 42 that are about that weight and I consider them to be a WW bar. That being said, if you were to go for an AX or Shmolke, you'd probably drop considerable weight off of that as well as considerable cash.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 4:26 pm 
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A brief look at the listings shows around 165g as lowest weight.

My Zipp SL (40cm o-o) weighs about 163g, 40cm c-c would be a bit heavier.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 2:30 pm 
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I'm on a 42 3T Ergonova LTD and it's around 175-180 both advertised and measured.


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IMO anything below 200 grams is a good weight....below 175 we are entering WW zone. Schmolke and AX do push the envelope with sub 160 garms bars.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:05 pm 
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jmartpr wrote:
IMO anything below 200 grams is a good weight....below 175 we are entering WW zone. Schmolke and AX do push the envelope with sub 160 garms bars.



I have to agree with these parameters. My Zipp SL S&S 40cm came in at 168grams, this is about as low as you can get without going for a more exotic brand like Schmolke and AX. Some Schmolkes come in at 145-150grams. I am not really a cost weenie I figure if you got it might as well spend it on something you love, but Schmolkes are $600+, the Zipps come in under half the price which makes them hard to beat.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:22 pm 
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If you're looking for the classic bend try specialized. 180 grams


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Hi,
I picked up an secondhand Schmolke 42 cm at 163 grms (non OS) coupled with an Extralite stem, it makes a really WW set up. I haven't tried it yet with the stem but it works well with a richey WCS.


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